THE UNAUTHORISED HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND delves into the deepest recesses of the history books and television archives, to tell what promises to be the definitive story of Aotearoa, just below Australia.
Jeremy Wells brings Kenneth Cumberland-esque authority to this 'alternative' version of New Zealand history, made by the same team that produced Eating Media Lunch. TUHONZ searches through the TV archives to poke fun at the pretence of the past, and present.
Some excruciating hilarity is mined from artefacts of visitation to southern shores, from Bill Clinton to the Beatles. Muhammad Ali's fast food tastes down under are examined; the Dalai Lama finds bad karma in Christchurch; Charles and Diana visit in 1981; and of course, much mirth is had with all things ovine.